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    DescriptionThis new edition of Barry's Introduction to Construction of Buildings adds considerable new material but remains based on the original concept of explaining construction technology through key functional/performance requirements for the main elements common to all buildings. Of particular note in this new edition are a fully integrated approach to environmental issues and construction sustainability. The rest of the material has been updated as required, with particular attention paid to the illustrations. With over 150 new photographs and many revised figures, plus a supporting website at www.wiley.com/go/barrysintroduction , students learning the fundamentals of building and construction on undergraduate and other NQF level 5 - 6 courses will find this the ideal introduction to the subject.


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    Title
    Barry's Introduction to Construction of Buildings
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Stephen Emmitt, By (author) Christopher Gorse
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 766
    Width: 171 mm
    Height: 242 mm
    Thickness: 43 mm
    Weight: 1,248 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781405188548
    ISBN 10: 1405188545
    Classifications

    B&T Book Type: NF
    BISAC V2.8: TEC005000
    BIC E4L: HOU
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    BIC subject category V2: TNK
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S9.9T
    B&T Merchandise Category: SCI
    B&T General Subject: 710
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 02
    Ingram Subject Code: TE
    B&T Modifier: Text Format: 06
    BISAC V2.8: TEC009000
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 26860
    DC22: 690
    Abridged Dewey: 690
    LC subject heading:
    LC classification: TH146 .E47 2010
    Thema V1.0: KNJ, TNK
    Edition
    2, Revised
    Edition statement
    2nd Revised edition
    Publisher
    John Wiley and Sons Ltd
    Imprint name
    Wiley-Blackwell (an imprint of John Wiley & Sons Ltd)
    Publication date
    28 February 2010
    Publication City/Country
    Chicester
    Author Information
    Stephen Emmitt BA (Hons), Dip Arch, MA Prof. Ed, PhD was, until recently, Hoffmann Professor of Innovation and Management in Building at the Technical University of Denmark, and is currently Professor of Architectural Technology in the Department of Civil and Building Engineering at Loughborough University. He is a registered architect with industrial experience and teaches architectural technology across a wide range of built environment programmes. Christopher GorseBSc MSc (Hons) PhD, MCIOB, MAPM, ILTF is Professor of Construction Management and Building Performance. He heads up a number of construction management and technology initiatives as the Director of the Centre for Knowledge Exchange at Leeds Metropolitan University. He is also a construction, management and law consultant, with industrial experience and heads up a number of research projects.
    Back cover copy
    This new edition of "Barry's Introduction to Construction of Buildings" adds considerable new material but remains based on the original concept of explaining construction technology through key functional/performance requirements for the main elements common to all buildings. Of particular note in this new edition are a fully integrated approach to environmental issues and construction sustainability. The rest of the material has been updated as required, with particular attention paid to the illustrations. With over 150 new photographs and many revised figures, plus a supporting website at www.wiley.com/go/barry'sintroduction, students learning the fundamentals of building and construction on undergraduate and other NQF level 5 - 6 courses will find this the ideal introduction to the subject.
    Table of contents
    Preface. Acknowledgements. 1 Introduction. 1.1 The function and performance of buildings. 1.2 General principles of construction. 1.3 Regulations and approvals. 1.4 Making choices and sources of information. Further reading. 2 Site Analysis and Set-up. 2.1 Function of the site analysis. 2.2 The 'desk-top' study. 2.3 Site reconnaissance. 2.4 Soil investigations. 2.5 The performance appraisal. 2.6 Site set-up and security. Further reading. 3 Groundwork and Foundations. 3.1 Functional requirements. 3.2 Bedrock and soil types. 3.3 Ground movement. 3.4 Foundation construction. 3.5 Site preparation and drainage. 4 Floors. 4.1 Functional requirements. 4.2 Ground supported concrete slab. 4.3 Suspended concrete floor slabs. 4.4 Suspended timber ground floors. 4.5 Resistance to the passage of heat. 4.6 Reinforced concrete upper floors. 4.7 Timber upper floors. 5 Walls. 5.1 Functional requirements. 5.2 Damp-proof courses (dpcs). 5.3 Stone. 5.4 Stone masonry walls. 5.5 Bricks and brickwork. 5.6 Bonding bricks. 5.7 Blocks and blockwork. 5.8 Mortar. 5.9 Loadbearing brick and block walls. 5.10 Solid wall construction. 5.11 Cavity wall construction. 5.12 Timber. 5.13 Timber framed walls. 5.14 Steel frame wall construction. 5.15 Internal and party walls. 6 Roofs. 6.1 Functional requirements. 6.2 Pitched roofs. 6.3 Pitched roof coverings. 6.4 Sheet metal covering to low pitch roofs. 6.5 Thermal insulation to pitched roofs. 6.6 Flat roofs. 6.7 Timber flat roof construction. 6.8 Concrete flat roofs. 6.9 Thermal insulation to flat roofs. 6.10 Parapet walls. 7 Windows. 7.1 Functional requirements. 7.2 Window types. 7.3 Window frames. 7.4 Glass and glazing. 7.5 Hardware. 7.6 Window cills. 7.7 Roof lights. 8 Doors. 8.1 Functional requirements. 8.2 Door types. 8.3 Door frames and linings. 8.4 Hardware. 9 Stairs and Ramps. 9.1 Functional requirements. 9.2 Materials, terms and definitions. 9.3 Types of stair. 9.4 Timber staircases. 9.5 Stone stairs. 9.6 Reinforced concrete stairs. 9.7 Structural glass stairs. 9.8 Ramps. 10 Surface Finishes. 10.1 Functional requirements. 10.2 Floor finishes. 10.3 Wall and ceiling finishes. 10.4 Skirtings and architraves. 10.5 External rendering. 11 Solid Fuel, Gas and Electrical Services Provision. 11.1 Functional requirements. 11.2 Energy sources. 11.3 Solid fuel burning appliances. 11.4 Domestic gas installations. 11.5 Domestic electrical supply and installations. 11.6 Artificial lighting. Further reading. 12 Water Supply, Sanitation and Refuse Disposal. 12.1 Water supply and distribution. 12.2 Sanitary appliances. 12.3 Foul drainage. 12.4 Roof drainage. 12.5 Surface water drainage. 12.6 Refuse storage and recycling. Appendix A: Web Sites. Appendix B: Additional References. Index